Thetford Forest Caravan Club Site

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The Aviva Tour of Britain cycle race is taking place from Sunday 6 - Sunday 13 September 2015, Stage 7 will take place from Fakenham - Ipswich on Saturday 12 September and there will be some disruption to roads surrounding the route. See Important Information below for more details.

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Member rating

  • 4 out of 5
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Address

  • High Ash,Hilborough,Swaffham,Norfolk,IP26 5BZ
  • 01842 878356

Pitches (what are these?)

  • Total pitches 85
  • Hardstanding 37
  • Storage 20
  • Max length = 9 metres

Thetford Forest Caravan Club Site is set in luscious Forestry Commission woodland. Quiet and secluded, the caravan park offers pitching areas in little open glades and tempting trails for exploring the natural charms of the surrounding area. Within the forest there is a memorial area to the Desert Rats, giving the visitors a flavour of life during the Second World War. On-site there is an abundance of wildlife, with deer often spotted in the early mornings. The site is wonderful for dogs, with great walks nearby.

Within a short distance from Thetford Forest Caravan Club Site you will discover the market town of Swaffham. Steeped in Georgian history, the town also has a fine Saturday market for some leisurely retail therapy. It is also known for being the birthplace of Howard Carter, discoverer of Tutankhamun's tomb, and there is an extensive exhibition about him in the local history museum located above the town hall. Both King's Lynn and Norwich have other historical centres of note, and are within easy driving distance of the caravan park. Another excellent day excursion would be the beautiful Norfolk coastline with its many charming villages. High Lodge Forest Park is a great day out for kids and Lynford Hall and Arboretum offer some lovely walks. Plenty of pubs including The Swan in Hilborough, can be reached within a short car ride.

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Prices

05 Sep 15 - 01 Nov 15 Adult: £4.10 Child (5-17):£1.10 Pitch: £5.20

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Facilities

  • Dog walk on site or nearby
  • Quiet and peaceful (off peak)
  • Motorhome waste disposal
  • No toilet block
  • Part hard standings
  • Storage pitches available
  • Wi-Fi internet access

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Amazing oasis of peace & quiet

5 out of 5

Spent a weekend here and what a relaxing time! we arrived and received a great friendly welcome from the wardens. Pulling around the site, we decided to take a grass pitch and settle in one of the glades. This was a great decision and we were able to walk the dogs through the forest, following the Desert Rats trail, which is flat and suitable for all abilities. We will definitely be returning.

Thetford Forest Caravan Club site.

5 out of 5

we have just spent 3 nights along with our family including two young grandsons at this beautiful, tranquil and superbly maintained site. It's the type of site you leave and want to return to and unquestionably we will. Visited Banham Zoo and Bressingham Gardens/Steam Museum about 35 minutes away. Excellent venues to interest grandchildren. To compliment the site, we met some wonderful people as well, not least the wardens. Keep up your splendid work. Your site is a joy to visit.

Fantastic weeken

4 out of 5

Have just spent a fab 2 nights on this glorious site. Needed a quick and quiet weekend away from work without getting too strenuous and this was all our prayers answered. Really welcoming friendly wardens who provided s great deal of local knowledge. The site was beautifully laid out with very large hard standing pitches and grass available too. No shower lock facilities but that was not a problem for us. Great walks literally just by the site. Picked bag full of lovely blackberries which was a bonus for dessert. Can't wait to return to this peaceful paradise

Things to do nearby

Travel

  • WalkingThe Forestry Commission information office is at the High Lodge Visitors Centre, where you can obtain more information on the forest and its walks, trails and wildlife. Certain restrictions are laid down by the Forestry Commission - please observe notices displayed by them, especially those warning when firearms are being used by the Rangers.

  • CyclingThe nearest National Cycle Network route to this site is route number 13, Bury St Edmunds to Fakenham.

  • Nearby Sustrans cycle routes

Local amenities

  • Town (Swaffham)

  • Supermarket (The closest shops are a butchers, grocers and newsagents in Mundford village. There is also a Post Office and ladies hairdresser. All larger supermarkets in Brandon, 7miles away)

  • Places of worship (C of E, Catholic, Methodist and United Reformed Churches are in the local area.)

Attractions and events

  • Event
  • Attraction
  • Member offer
  • Iceni Brewery

    Thetford, Norfolk

    Distance: 1.4 miles
    Member offer

    Tours of the brewery, featuring traditional and new methods of brewing and the history of brewing. Hop garden and shop open.

  • Fantastic Days

    Thetford, Norfolk

    Distance: 3.5 miles
    Member offer

    Fantastic Days is one of the biggest outdoor action event suppliers in the UK. We offer brilliant outdoor activity days, corporate days out, team building events, stag/hen parties & gift vouchers for a range of activities for adults.

  • Grimes Graves

    Thetford, Norfolk

    Distance: 3.8 miles
    Member offer

    Neolithic flint mines. Five thousand years old and first excavated in the 1870s with over 300 pits and shafts. One open to the public and a 30ft deep, 7 radiating gallery.

  • Gooderstone Water Gardens

    Swaffham, Norfolk

    Distance: 4.4 miles
    Member offer

    Water gardens covering 6.5 acres, with trout stream, four ponds, waterways, mature trees, colourful plants, kingfisher hide, nature trails and 13 bridges. Tearoom with home-made cakes and disabled toilets.

  • Iceni Village and Museums

    Swaffham, Norfolk

    Distance: 4.6 miles
    Member offer

    Iceni tribal village reconstruction, believed to be on the original site. Medieval cottage and forge with museum, Saxon church 630AD, carriage, vintage engine and farm museum.

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  • Club site
  • Certificated location
  • Great day out
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  • Earliest arrival time: 12:00
  • Postcode: IP26 5BZ
  • GPS co-ordinates: Lat: 52.53954 Lon: 0.66748
  • OS ref: 144 : TL810967
  • Sites directory map number: L6
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Directions

    Turn right off A1065 (Swaffham - Brandon) about 2.25m past Hilborough into site entrance road. Note: particular care required turning right into site by WW2 tank. Try to avoid Brandon on A1065 between 16:00 and 18:00 due to traffic congestion.